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Melanzana Restaurant

#3,417 of 17,547 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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140 Westbridge Road, London SW11 3PF, England
+44 20 7228 5420
11:00 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 23:10
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a quick lunch near the office. Have to say the pizza is one of the best in London. Fresh dough and quality ingredients. Fairly priced too. At a loss to understand why it's so empty, though. Plenty of competition but only 6 months ago it was bursting at the seams at lunchtime. Just go for the pizza.

1 Thank William C
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had a lovely, low key lunch here. Everything was freshly made, so it wasn't terribly quick, but the food was good. Service was friendly but the waitress also had to serve customers buying from the deli counter so was sometimes unavailable. Lovely fresh buffalo mozzarella to start, the we had pasta to follow. Good homemade (thin) garlic bread too.

1 Thank Momma61
Madrid, Spain
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing pasta, tasty pizzas and desserts, not too expensive, they even offer gluten free options on pasta and pizza (£3 extra for each is a lot though). Food is great but on our three visits there they always have a single person running around, sweating and trying to do everything. They could definitely do with an extra waiter. We will... More 

1 Thank Mario K
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

All the staff are happy to be here and very pleasant Great informal eating occasion in a converted pub Not the Ritz and isn't trying to be Good value high quality down to earth Italian food

1 Thank George D
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

After a morning messing about in Battersea Park, we decided to try Melanzana, having very happy memories of many meals in the past (including a big family meal to celebrate our engagement). I called ahead and encountered a surly woman who didn't seem interested in helping at all. However, having arranged a table, we wandered along with our friends who... More 

2 Thank Gordon T
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I have been more than once in this nice Italian restaurant. Surrounded by other eateries (including Heston Blumenthal franchise), it does not shy from the competition. The food is excellent and the service nicely-timed and polite. I cannot visit without ordering the Gnocco Fritto with Burrata (a fried bread, very typical and not commonly found abroad), while I tried a... More 

2 Thank Matteo-Martina E
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I had a fantastic pizza and the staff were very friendly, the atmosphere was great. We will be back for another delicious supper soon!

1 Thank opbj
Rome, Italy
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We were a party of three friends. The location is really nice, small, intimate, but spacious. Tables are large and chairs comfortable. The staff has been accommodating but not that friendly and welcoming. Anyway, they did their job. We start with a starter to share. The fried gnocchi (pizza dough) were good, prosciutto even better - in fact they have... More 

2 Thank DreamTriper
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

The first time I went to this restaurant I thought it was terrible or to be more precise I thought the service was terrible. We went on a Tuesday night, the restaurant was busy vwith only one girl serving and after just over an hour we had still not got a drink. We watch as other customers arrived and were... More 

Thank Anthony B
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

One of the best Italian restaurants in London no doubt. Rich menu, quality food, lovely atmosphere and a real Italian espresso at the end of our meal.

Thank Tom E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$38
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:10
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Westbridge Road, London SW11 3PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7228 5420
At Melanzana, occupying the ground floor of The Raven, the oldest public house in Battersea, we promise you a true Italian night. In a calm and cosy environment, with candle lights and soft music at the background, enjoy our range of delicious Italian seasonal dishes, typical Italian recipes, characterised by their simplicity and quality ingredients, served with your selection of the finest Italian wines. And to complement your experience, mouth-watering homemade desserts are freshly prepared and waiting for you. Last but not least, what would be more Italian that ending your meal with a cup of Espresso made of 100% Arabica coffee?

It is as simple as that; we promise you a typical fine Italian night at the heart of London.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?